Korea announced today that it is trying again with a nuclear submarine drone able to create a radioactive tsunami in response to some joint exercises in Washington, Tokyo, and Seoul.
The Ministry of Defense of North Korea said it was conducting “an important test” of its submarine nuclear weapons system, “Hail 5-23, and that it takes place in the Sea of Japan (called the East Sea by the two Koreas).
North’s answer comes after a few military exercises between the United States, Japan, and South Korea, which Pyongyang considers “a cause of destabilization greater than the situation in the region.”
“Amua counterattack posture based on underwater nuclear weapons “is further perfected, and various maritime and submarine response actions will continue to prevent the military maneuvers of the navies of the United States and its allies,” said the note of the Ministry of Defense released today by the agency in KCNA.
In this text, Pyongyang also warned Washington and its allies about “the catastrophic consequences that occur” and said that “they will not allow unquestioning military confrontation with enemies.”
North Korea has already tested this type of weapon three times in March and April 2023 and previously called it “Hail-1” (Tsunami-1 in Korean) and “Hail-2” (Tsunami-2), so the “Hail-5-23” may in this case be a new version of the system.
It is a new weapon system “It is important to prevent the evolution of various enemy military actions, eliminate threats, defend the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea’s official name), and become the best military potential of our armed forces,” added the note.
Some experts have asked whether Pyongyang can already have a weapon of this kind of operational condition, capable of creating a weapon. radioactive tsunami that will hit enemy fleets and ports like a Russian torpedo, Poseidon, whose true capabilities also produce unknowns.
The new test comes after South Korea, the United States, and Japan conducted joint naval maneuvers in the peninsula’s southern waters, which included the participation of an American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier that responded to the recent test launch of a new hypersonic missile by North Korea.